Every human being has a right to be a citizen of a democracy with a decent government. G&I thinks of that as a central human right, because the realization of other rights depend on it. G&I has an extensive track record of working on the integrity of government organizations and anti-corruption.
Governance & Integrity supports banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other financial institutions to set themselves up as organisations with integrity. We do that internationally. Alongside that, we work with supervisory bodies and branch organisations in the financial sector.
Civil society organisations are value driven. They face complex moral decisions with big consequences for employees, volunteers, program-participants and communities. Those decisions are often taken with urgency. The pressure can lead to mission overdrive and to moral injury. Time for moral deliberations and learning is too often not taken.
G&I sees it as an obligation, in keeping with our mission, to support civil society actors in their work in the service of justice.
G&I has developed a consistent, coherent and systematic approach to managing integrity in organisations. That approach has been adopted by the whole of the Dutch civil society sector and can be replicated in civil society organisations around the globe.
Monopoly of violence
One of the most important foundations of the democratic state is the government’s monopoly of violence. Certain public services, including the military, the police, the judiciary and the public prosecution service are legitimised to use violence to protect and defend the democratic state, and thus also to protect and defend its citizens.
This requires a high degree of integrity and moral decision-making, since a misinterpretation of the monopoly of violence or a misuse of power that results from it can directly violate citizens’ rights.
TU Delft has, like many universities, sought an approach for dealing with questions on knowledge security, such as: How can wepossibly weigh our academic values against the potential for the misuse of scientific progress? How can we decide, as researchers...
To gain a better understanding of the steps still to be taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the prevention of and handling of integrity violations and transgressive behaviour, the willingness to report in these areas at the Ministry have been examined by...
An organization that complies with laws and regulations does it automatically do "the good things"? No, says philosopher Alexander de Waele. “Then you still have moral dilemmas in which choices can be made that are harmful. Legal but harmful decisions. ” In part 1 of...